Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020 vs
Zipp Tangente Speed 2017

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Continental Ultra Sport III
  • Zipp Tangente Speed
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalZipp
Model Ultra Sport IIITangente Speed
Year 20202017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 015045700.1918.192.020
EAN 4019238026849
TPI 3/180220
Compound PureGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams0 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi90 psi
Max Air Pressure 123 psi145 psi
Made In ChinaThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-584 (650x25B)
28-584 (650x28B)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Zipp Tangente Speed 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Zipp Tangente Speed 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Zipp Tangente Speed 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIITangente Speed
Specified Weight 270 grams0 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams190 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
290 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.45 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mmNo Data
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Ultra Sport IIITangente Speed
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
17.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00519
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Ultra Sport IIITangente Speed
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIITangente Speed
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport III
  • Zipp Tangente Speed
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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